[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Sat Apr 29 22:26:57 CDT 2006

Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: Don Y <dgy at DakotaCom.Net>
> " 
> " 
> " 
> " I have two neighbors who've both suffered big time problems
> " due to medical mistakes (i.e. confined to a bed for life
> " at 50 yrs of age, eating through a tube, etc.).  Yet, for
> " *them* to try to get redress through the courts is near
> " impossible (doctors now sue *you* for bringing a suit
> " against *them*.  :< )
> my uncle was a research md.  had a woman come to him, explain she'd
> tried all the routine available therapies and nothing had worked.
> could she -please-please-please- try his experimental approach?  he
> explained it was experimental.  it was still unreliable.  there was no
> way to predict how well or even if it would work for her.  it hadn't
> been refined and systematized yet.  it hadn't been approved for
> routine use on patients.  she would have to sign a very explicit
> release, stating she understood and accepted the risks of experimental
> therapy.
> it didn't help her.  she sued, for several million dollars.
> he beat it, of course.  but it took a lot of time and energy, and if
> he hadn't had deep enough pockets to fight...
> he gave up accepting patients for anything after that.

Yup.  The system is broken.  There are routine meetings
at the local hospital(s) in which doctors describe recent
(ahem) "incidents".  No notes are taken.

How can you fix things if you don't know what's wrong?

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